New York: Greeley & McElrath... 1843. 112pp. Large octavo. Original printed wrappers. Lightest wear to wrapper edges, some light foxing, a few corners creased. Very good. Item #WRCAM9454
Third edition, first published in 1841. An important early account of the Oregon country. The author went overland in 1839 to Bent's Fort and then north to the Oregon Trail. After a brief sojourn during which he gathered materials, he sailed for home via the Sandwich Islands. The book became an effective piece of propaganda for advocates of American control of Oregon. SABIN 23872. HOWES F50. WAGNER-CAMP 85:3. RITTENHOUSE 201 (ref). FIELD 525. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 78 (ref).